The Wild & Whimsy Life :: A Unicorn Party

Being born on a holiday usually means your birthday gets overlooked. At least in our house that is the case for my youngest wild&whimsy girl. Aleinah Noelle [aka IttyBitty] was born on Thanksgiving Day 2012 and it wasn't until this year that she got her first birthday party. There's just something about the end of the year that literally makes me feel as if I'm on a race against the clock. As soon as Halloween hits I become completely consumed with school parties, costumes, decorating, pumpkin errrrryyyythang, etc. etc ... then I blink and it's Thanksgiving ... I blink again and it's Christmas! I would tell myself every year to plan ahead for IttyBitty's birthday and every year I failed. That is until this year :) Much to my delight, the birthday girl requested a party theme after my own whimsy mama heart. She answered my question of what she would like in these exact words ... "A Yooneecowrn, Rainbow, Pink, Sparkles, Glitter, Jumpy Castle, Balloons, Princess Party with Rice & Beans". HELLO! Talk about a dream party to plan and execute! I had the most amazing time putting it all together and the BEST part was she was all about planning it with me. We pinned ideas on Pinterest together, we shopped together, and we packaged her party favors together. It was honestly one of my favorite parties I have ever thrown... and let me tell you I LOVE throwing parties so I don't say that lightly.

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The Wild & Whimsy Life :: Tickling Our Fancy

My Wild & Whimsy girls have two more weeks of school left and I am sooooooo ready for summer break to be here! I absolutely love the summer and everything it brings with it - the sunkissed skin, the salty beach hair, as well as long adventure-filled days.  Here are a few favorites that will be on heavy rotation all summer long!

Sunglasses :: The amount of affordable and fun options available makes Forever21 a go-to for sunglasses for my girls. This round, mirrored pair is a favorite!

Slides :: Tis the summer of all things Adidas and mama is not mad! Especially because these sandals are super comfy and look super cute dressed up or dressed down.

 Tattoos :: My girls are obsessed with flash tattoos [along with every other girl on the planet!] and naturally,  I have jumped on the bandwagon. I cannot wait to cover ourselves in the golden goodness and take lots of fun photos! If you follow me on Instagram consider this a warning of what's to come!

Bikini :: I am obsessed with buying bathing suits for my girls. My go-to for vintage inspired suits is Janie and Jack. I absolutely LOVE their silhouettes and most of all I love that they go up to size 12.

 Candle :: I burn this Mokara candle by Volupsa all day, every day, all summer long. It's my favorite.

 Eye Shadow Palette :: One palette with shimmery colors that easily transitions from day into night? Yes, please! 

The Wild & Whimsy Life : Generosity

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With the new Wild&Whimsy collection just released, the spring 2015 collection in the works, and the holiday season quickly approaching it is very easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of it all and forget those in need.

Our philosophy here at Wild&Whimsy is something we are very passionate about. More than just a clothing line, we are a brand dedicated to the expression of childhood magic. We believe that little girls who are taught to be kind, loving, and generous grow up to be women who are kind, loving, and generous.

It is in this spirit that we are launching a very exciting opportunity to teach our babies how to give back! We have teamed up with our family friend, Adam Ennabe of Irvine Advisors Mortgage Group, to create gift bags for families being sheltered at the Orange County Ronald McDonald House. Adam has been hosting events with the Ronald McDonald House for the past couple of years and we are SO excited and honored to be able to join him in blessing others this holiday season. 

Here's what we are doing:

Creating Gift Bags filled with cozy throws (which have all been donated already), a board game and lots of snacks for the families to enjoy together while waiting in the hospital. We will also be providing lunch or dinner the day of delivery.

Here are a few ways how you can get involved:

First Option

You can make a $10 Donation here in our shop. 100% of your donation (minus a small fee from our credit card processing company) will go towards creating the gift bags and providing lunch or dinner for the families sheltered at the Ronald McDonald House.

Second Option

You can pick up a board game and/or a box of snacks (fruit snacks, granola bars, etc.) and mail directly to:

Wild&Whimsy

20122 Santa Ana Ave. #4C

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Third Option

If you are a local family and would like to join us in delivering the gift bags please email us directly to shopwildandwhimsy@gmail.com for details.

**Please keep in  mind all donations need to arrive or be made by December 10th for delivery on December 12th or 13th. 

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Our Wild&Whimsy girls have been bubbling with excitement about creating these gift bags!  We thank you ahead of time for your generosity and encourage this simple gesture to be shared with your little ones -- it is sometimes the smallest things, like picking up a board game to donate, that make a huge impact on their little lives and the lives of others.

happy holidays!

love,

Wild&Whimsy xx

DIY :: Bunny Jar

Easter is right around the corner and we couldn't be more excited! To be honest, it crept up on me this year and I am barely starting to think about Easter baskets & hostess gifts now.  If any of you are like me, and are in search of some easy DIY Easter projects here is one I created last year that can be used for pretty much anything you need - Easter baskets, hostess gifts, or as a place setting at the Easter table.

DIY Bunny Jar:

mason jar

bunny figurine [spray painted whatever color you like]

glue gun

strip of tulle or ribbon

tag

marshmallow bunnies or favorite candy

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hot glue your bunny on mason jar lid & let dry.

fill mason jar.

top mason jar.

tie tulle & tag around mason jar.

& voila [!!!]

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Spring Has Sprung

Happy First Day of Spring!

We absolutely LOVE this time of year. The sweet fragrance of flowers mixed with the sunshine create a magical atmosphere of awakening & newness.

In the spirit of Spring, we have released two NEW turban colors:

Ice Blue

Silver Suede

Not your typical springtime colors, we know, but Wild&Whimsy girls aren't very typical. We let our daughters pick the colors from a series of swatches and since they are the ones who rock our turbans day in & day out, we couldn't not deliver! 

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For you babes who like more "traditional" springtime colors, no worries - we have a few more colors in the works!

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